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HKSlinger 01-01-2011 06:12 PM

Anyone have ideas on how to store spare batteries?

CA357 01-01-2011 06:15 PM

Theoretically they last longer in the refrigerator. However, I don't know if that's really true. I just keep mine in a cupboard.

JonM 01-01-2011 06:48 PM

they last longer but not forever if stored below freezing. i just keep mine in tuperware container in the pantry.

survival battery i would think rechargable would be better choice. they should keep till you need em. its charge/discharge cycles that wear out rechargables.

if your talking car type battery lead/acid battery is a good storage choice especially if you get one that hasnt been filled with acid yet. it will keep for a lifetime until its filled.

HKSlinger 01-01-2011 07:01 PM

No, I didn't mean car batteries, but that's nice to know all the same.

winds-of-change 01-01-2011 07:20 PM

Personally, I keep mine in the 'fridge.

JonM 01-01-2011 07:23 PM

of course if they leak in your fridge they can make an aweful mess.

bkt 01-01-2011 11:17 PM

Treat batteries the same way you treat food that doesn't keep indefinitely: cycle through them as needed.

Keeping them in a cool place (not freezing!) helps extend their life. But if you don't burn through batteries that much, consider getting rechargeable batteries in the sizes you need. Consider power options for your recharger (solar, inverter for your car, etc.)

willfully armed 01-01-2011 11:24 PM

In a survival situation are you going to recharge them?

crankythunder 01-01-2011 11:26 PM

in the cellar
I store my batteries in the cellar where it is dry and cool, just like the manufacturer recommended.

course they are dead when I go to get them, but they are dry and cool just like the manufacturers recommended how I should store them.


bkt 01-01-2011 11:27 PM


Originally Posted by willfully armed (Post 413042)
In a survival situation are you going to recharge them?

Solar trickle chargers work great. I'm pretty sure there are dynamo chargers (hand crank) available, too. If you have a vehicle, get an inverter for your cigarette lighter and just use the charger that is designed to be used with the batteries.

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